Dreams About Being Chased: Meaning Of Chase Dreams

You ever wonder why being chased in our dreams is one the most common nightmare to experience?

It doesn’t matter if you are being Chased In Your Dream by the police, madman, monster, killer or even a dog, these dreams contain a very symbolic message that helps the dreamer understand their deep rooted fears in life.

In a nutshell being chased in your dream relates to some sort of inner conflict that we are unable to face that remains unconscious. Your dream will use specific themes or images to guide you towards the root of the problem.

The mere fact that chase dreams are considered the most common recurring dream theme tells you that you are not the only one with this problem.

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The good news is once you are able to identify who or what the attacker represents in your dream it will lose all of its powers. Chase dreams contains a very valuable message that is often decoded metaphorically. Find out how to turn the tables on who is chasing you in your dreams.

Understanding Chase Dreams

The difficult part about chase dream is the level of introspection the dreamer must undergo in order to figure out the underlying issue. Like most people who either tend to ignore or repress these unconscious feelings or emotions tend to rare its ugly head in our dreams.

How to understand what might be chasing you will involve looking inward to examine your own motives, thoughts, behaviors and emotions. Since these feelings remain unconscious you will need time to self reflect on what this could be.

Analyzing Chase Dreams

Your dream will give you many clues help put pieces of the puzzle together. The meaning of the dream can alter depending the context, locations, weapons, animal or human etc…

An unrecognizable face connects the dreamer to his or hers shadow, the part of the unconscious mind and is composed of repressed ideas, weaknesses, desires, instincts, or shortcomings. This can also imply to monsters, ghosts or entities that have manifested to portray your flaws.

The location helps determine where the problem might be stemming from. Houses are common locations that imply the psyche as each floor contains a different meaning.

Chased By A Killer Dreams

What has the ability to kill you in your dream shows you the power this unconscious force has over you. Essentially you are running away from something that scares or intimates you in your life. Do you know what this is?

Chased By Soldiers or Police

If you are being chased by an authority figure such as the police or soldiers suggests your unconscious actions will eventually catch up with you. Police are authority or enforcers in your life that emerges when you are misbehaving or doing something you shouldn’t. You might be unaware of these actions but whatever you are doing will have a consequence.

They are sent from the unconscious parts of us that is known to police our emotions, movement or beliefs systems that could be in need of fixing.

Chased By Attacker Madman

If you are being killed by the attacker implies the fears have consumed you to a point where you are unable to fend for yourself. If you stand up to the killer suggests you will overcome these issues.

Noticing the attacker is a clue to where the problem might be rooted in. They may possesses the qualities that you ignore within. If you where chased by the police suggest a problem with not admitting your issues. Afraid to be judged for your actions.

Are You Chasing Something?

We are more likely to have a dream of being chased, however we do tend to have dream of chasing things. These dream point to our ambitions and what we want to reach for in our lives that are not obtainable at the moment.

Dream Of Chasing And Hiding

Usually when we are running away and hiding from something in our dreams it often points to avoidance. This is something you are metaphorically avoiding and ignoring. What could this be?

  • guilt
  • addiction
  • negative thought patterns
  • anger/rage
  • smoking
  • over eating
  • video games or Daydreaming
  • alcohol
  • unhappiness/Depression

Fight or Flight?

Being chased in our dreams can have a similar feeling to the physiological feeling of “flight or fight” response. This occurrence has passed down from our ancestors when we are in the presence of something terrifying. The response is triggered by the release of hormones that prepare your body to either stay and deal with a threat or to run away to safety.

The distance running would be equivalent to how close you are to solving this issue. Once you are able to face your fears and stand up to the attacker he will no longer be a threat to you. The feelings that are felt in your dream mimic that of what an anxiety attack feels like. Remembering what you are running away from is a clue to help solve the meaning of the dream.

  • rapid heart rate
  • pale or flushed skin
  • dilated Pupils
  • trembling/rapid thoughts

Stop Having Chase Dreams

If you want to stop your chase dreams you will need to confront what you are naturally escaping. Make a list of negative behaviors in your life which you are not willing to confront; anything you are trying to escape from. It is important to understand that escapism is a kind of defense mechanism.

Understanding it might be a form of deflection; pushing something under a rug appears on the next side. They issues will not disappear overnight; they create looping patterns in your life. You will notice that the dream will continue to get worse the more you deflect and find yourself in these similar scenarios.

Chase Dream Recap

Chase dreams can be complicated to decode if you have problems remembering your dream. However, if these chase dreams are recurring you can submit it to our active dream forum and have one of our dream experts take a look at it for you.

If you watched a horror movie just before you went to bed its very possible that you would have a dream of being chased. If this happens disregarded as just a normal dream.

Analyzing your chase dream can be a very helpful tool to manage how you handle stressful situations in your life. You will will open the doors to what is hidden so the next time you do it will be easier.

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Skye
Skye
9 years ago

I just woke up from my dream. I was being chased by my bestfriend! We were walking through someone’s house while they weren’t home and going through rooms, and she found this lotion bottle I guess? And for some reason I was scared when she said “Let’s see what this does to you” so I started to run. I ran to a different room to try to escape her but she was close behind, but then I lost her somehow and I thought in my head “If I go to my other best friend’s house, she can’t find me because… Read more »

Cherry
Cherry
9 years ago

There had been to what seemed to be backyards, so i turn back and notice the dog is running towards me again barking so i paniced for sure and looked around noticing 2 other dogs dhowing up prior to me jumping on the old car, and one hopped on the car so i jumped off and while i did so the other two dogs began to jump on me to bite me but i woke up, with my damn side on my face hurting cause i was sleeping on my stomach face first lol.

Cherry
Cherry
9 years ago

Well it all started in a house, the funny thing is, it was a house i had never been in before but i.knew the house i was in. The persons name was lawrence and i know him in reality. But i was in his house and i was stealing, all his game systems such as ds’ and crap and anything i could put my hands on as fast as possible before anyone had came, because it was empty and i was in it alone, so i guesd.i heard something and ran out the back door hopping the fence only to… Read more »

randy
randy
9 years ago

I had a chase dream of this hot hot girl chaseing me with drugs and injecting them into me with a sirenge and it kept on doing it it realy freaked me out and than i woke up than it kept on happining

Jess
Jess
9 years ago

Ok it’s really weird and way out of the norm for me. . Ok so here goes…. At first I am in the dream as the first person but I don’t look like me sound like me and basically it’s not me but it is if you know what I mean…. I am talking to a woman at a bar talking about getting a job. she says she knows where to get one. So I went with her and it was a strip club. I start wondering how to get out of this. There is another girl a bit younger… Read more »

ledge
ledge
9 years ago

I have had this dream before. First it starts where i open the door to my house and two people enter. They are covered in all black clothing, as if it were KKK clothing, but no eye holes.Then it gets all fuzzy where i cant remember, and im in my room hearing my mom scream in the bathroom. I go in there and she is being hit and beaten by them, but the room is pitch black. I turn on the lights, and see the two of them. I start to begin to throw an uppercut at one of them,… Read more »

Samantha
Samantha
9 years ago

I have the same dream once a year. Im at my neighbors house with a whole bunch of girls that i dont even know. The parents were out of town and one of the girls went downstairs to get something… she never came back so the rest of us go downstairs to look for her. As we are walking downstairs we hear noises in a closet next to the kitchen. I’m the one that opens the door and the girl is dead inside there. We all run upstairs crying and we start hearing footsteps coming up the stairs so we… Read more »

Dee
Dee
9 years ago

I had a dream last night that I was first at a highschool basketball game. When leaving the game I found I was riding home with my cousin and a few friends which were parked in front if this old run down building and out of nowhere this bloody guy comes out he looks like a shadowy figure of Freddie Kruger with the hat and everything but I can’t see his face. We jump in the car and lock the doors but we cant find the key. Finally we do and get took off. Somewhere in the dream we start… Read more »

Amy
Amy
9 years ago

So i’ve been having this dream since I was 4 or 5. I’m eleven now, turning twelve in april. This dream comes and goes, but mostly comes. So I live by baseball fields, and i’m being chased by a person. I don’t know if its a guy or a girl, black, white, or hispanic.All i know it that they are chasing me in an all black outfit, with one of those burgular hats in that Home Alone movie. So when i try to run, i can’t. my legs don’t work, and i wake up before they can get to me.… Read more »

amanda
amanda
9 years ago

I had a dream that lord voldemort was chzsing me. I had these twin babies andu he was trying to take them, and he did not want to hurt me. I Ran through a cluttered house and on top of a rollercoaster. Then i am back in the cluttered house runningendless rooms. I trip and fall.

Then I wake up.

Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn
9 years ago

I had a dream I was at some small cottage that I didn’t recognize, out in the middle of nowhere w/ my brother and my sister, and it was snowing outside. The snow was a little bit above my ankle. I remember us just talking and then all the sudden, a man in a black dirty coat and a knife in his hand started chasing us. We all ran as fast as we could but, i had this weird unbalenced shakey feeling and couldnt run as fast as my brother and sister. They both were alot ahead of me. I… Read more »

joyce
joyce
9 years ago

I have a dream last night..I and my two kids are about to go home and I decided to take shortcuts.I’ve heard the barking of dogs but I just ignored it and i was not even afraid of it,thinking that the pet owner will stop their dogs from barking..But there was and old lady,telling me not to pass by for the dogs are angry & its not safe for us..so I decided to go back,and hurriedly walking.few minutes after when I look back,Ive seen the dogs starting to chase us so,We run..we pass a gate and I locked it up,but… Read more »

belle
belle
Reply to  joyce
9 years ago

It sounds like to me a warning dream, you ignored something in the dream so you got the dogs, maybe take a warning that is happening in your life now? I believe that since you seen dogs in a dream they can represent unrested spirits or demons, espeically as you seen a cemetery it could mean that you need to avoid a place, maybe something to do with the dead? I hope this helps.

Jade
Jade
9 years ago

I have had a dream where I am somewhere I don’t recognise, in a type of beach house. I walk into one of the rooms and my friends have been murdered. They were all cut up, and their heads were just sitting on the ground facing me. But weirdly, they were still talking and telling me to get out before the murderer found me. So, I ran. I ended up at a beach and there was a cafe on the beach and it was full of men, you were trying to grab me as I ran past. I never seen… Read more »

sara jane
sara jane
10 years ago

I recently had a chasing dream….or should I say nightmare!!! I was being chased up a flight of stairs by a pack of dogs that seemed to be all twined together from the neck down and they appeared to be like greyhounds….very thin…brown in color & were mad, foaming at the mouth & snarling at me. They were almost demon like!!! They didn’t appear to have any feet because they just stormed up the flights of stairs in the form of a water spout or something. I was able to get off at one of the flights and they just… Read more »

Erica
Erica
10 years ago

I had a dream last night I was being hunted by this serial killer. He was creepy looking with a dark patchy beard and wore a colorful Hawaiian shirt. He drove a silver Mercedes. First he was trying to find me in an airport, the FBI were there and attempting there best to protect me. I was following this big agent around. I go to the bathroom and am washing my hands when I see the killer come in through the mirror. He runs towards me and I fight back screaming. The FBI agent hears me scream and bursts in… Read more »

Bailie
Bailie
10 years ago

I was at some building and this guy was being chased by these men in black. I don’t know why but I ran after him chasing him. I almost had him but he just dissapeared. I then saw him outside of a glass window jumping off the side of a balcony. He fell and I was jerked to the ground because the building was somehow turning and tossing. When the building stopped I got up looking around and saw the guy hitting the sides off the building and the building started to move again. I tried to stand once the… Read more »

jasmine
jasmine
10 years ago

I was hanging with some friends..im pregnant so i was really hungry …i left them went to taco bell .ordered nachoes supreme and 4 soft shell chicken tacos…as i was leaveing i some how started walkn home with an old friend that i havent seen in years..we notice a guy with skitzo..talkin to his self ..we kept walkn ..he grabbed me and made me drop my nachoes..i told him i was prego to pls go away ..nd he did 5 min.s later . ..we werre takin a short cut through sum trees by a freeway and i turn around and… Read more »

Mikaela
Mikaela
10 years ago

I don’t necessarily have chasing dreams, it’s more like I’m trying to grab something, and I just can’t reach it. It will be right in front of me but I physically will not be able to grab it. Or in a dream I tried to punch someone, and I couldn’t. I use all my force in the dream, but I could not touch them. I really want to know what this means. This has been reoccurring for a few days now.

Lainey
10 years ago

I had a chase dream last night that I ran into a house to help captured people get out but the killer, a very large man, came back to the house so they all hid and I couldn’t find a hiding spot and the guy slept on a cot so I hid under that with a pillow over my head, he came down to his bedroom area and didn’t see all the other people hiding underneath blankets, pillows, etc, but he leaned his head on the pillow I was hiding undr and heard my heart beat faster and faster and… Read more »

Angie
Angie
10 years ago

I’ve been searching chasing dream, but I can’t find what I dreamt. I was being chased but at the beginning of the dream I was getting away by locking fence doors and thinking it was fun to be keeping the guy at bay. He kept chasing me, but I was always think 3 steps ahead of him and he could never catch me. I wasn’t scared or anything but I was still running from him. The dream ended with me putting a disguise on to fool him, but he knew i was going to do that. I woke up before… Read more »

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